I provide leadership to the Food and Nutrition Education in
Communities (FNEC) group in the Division of Nutritional Sciences.
This group is currently made up of seven professional staff and two
support staff, as well as part-time student staff. Administration
of the program includes strategic and fiscal planning for $3.5
million/year of Smith-Lever Federal Formula funds for the Expanded
Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), and leadership to
Cornell Cooperative Extension educators in 54 counties plus New
York City who deliver nutrition education programs for low-income
audiences, including EFNEP and Food Stamp Nutrition Education.
Local staff include 73 professional nutrition educators and 282
paraprofessional educators. The Food and Nutrition Education in
Communities campus staff train professional staff; review and
develop educational resources; conduct regular site-visits to
provide technical assistance and assure program compliance; and
evaluate program output and outcomes.